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Jeff Monaski, WIBX
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First Time 15K-er: ‘Boilermaker Is The Most Amazing Race’

Among the thousands of runners who crossed the finish at Sunday's Boilermaker 15K Road Race in Utica was a 68-year-old man from New Paltz, NY who just took up the sport of running a few years ago.

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History in the Sky Over Boilermaker Post-Race Party [Video + Photos]

It was a sad moment when the Boilermaker announced that this year the annual post-race party would be without the popular flyover. That has been one of the signature features for the big event for countless years and when the military jets were not available, Executive Director for The Boilermaker Tim Reed, started digging in to see what else could be done. What he discovered was truly amazing!

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The First Runners of the 2015 Boilermaker
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The 2015 Utica Boilermaker – Pictures From the Amazing Event!

Sunday was the 2015 Utica Boilermaker Road Race, and just like years before, it was a packed and exciting event! Thousands and thousands of people gathered to run the race, while tons more stood along the sidelines - cheering on the runners.

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Naomi Lynn in the Boilermaker Pasta Eating Contest
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Activities During the Boilermaker Weekend – New to Naomi [PHOTOS and VIDEO]

The Boilermaker weekend is more than just the race on Sunday. There's the Boilermaker Expo - which included my first-ever eating contest, the kids run, and tons of other activities - all leading up to race day!

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Nostalgic Utica Commercial Reminds Us What Boilermaker Weekend Is All About [Video]

Boilermaker Weekend is upon us and it is arguably the biggest weekend of the year for the City of Utica. One of the greatest things that the race represents is how strong and supportive our community is. Utica has always had a reputation for this and in 1985, a commercial was released titled "You are Utica." It demonstrates perfectly what this weekend is about.

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Best Drinks To Have After Running The Boilermaker

Plan on running the Boilermaker this weekend? When you're done you probably plan on drinking a beer or two after the brewery. That's ok! However, you may find if you drink this you'll recover a little bit faster after running. Here's the top post run drinks, other than water.

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(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX, Boilermaker logo courtesy of Utica Boilermaker)
(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX, Boilermaker logo courtesy of Utica Boilermaker)
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Parking and Transportation For Boilermaker Runners

If you're planning on running in wither the Boilermaker 15K or 5K, there will be shuttles available.

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Runners at a Marathon
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Wacky & Weird Utica Boilermaker Words And Jargon

If you're not accustomed to seeing or hearing running jargon and race terminology, these words and acronyms are sure to throw you for a loop!

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The Boilermaker Burger - Before Assembly
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Gearing Up for the Boilermaker – The Boilermaker Burger

It's Boilermaker week - and to gear up for the race this weekend, I had to try this 'Boilermaker Burger' I've been hearing so much about.

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Marathon runners on road, rear view
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5 Fascinating Facts About The Utica Boilermaker

I'll be honest; when I ran the Boilermaker back in 2004 I had no idea what a "boilermaker" was. As far as I knew, a boil was something that developed on my foot as the result of too much running.

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Will Herman Garic Steal The Gold At Sunday’s Boilermaker?

I learned a couple of months ago that just because you're confined to a wheelchair, you can still kick some serious tail when it comes to athletic competitions.

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Help Make it Snow in July on Boilermaker Sunday

There are not many events that unite our community like the Utica Boilermaker. It is one of the biggest days of the year for our city and it's not just because of the free beer. It's one of the few times where the community comes out to show their support and cheer on the folks who brave the heat to run through the streets of the city. This year, the Boilermaker is hoping for the people's help in making the spectating experience a little more special and exciting.

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